The Peter Principle (9781568491615): Laurence J. Peter
The Peter Principle is a management theory which suggests that organizations risk filling management roles with people who are incompetent if they promote those who are performing well at their current role, rather than those who have proven abilities at the intended role. It is named after Laurence J. Peter who co-authored the 1969 humorous book The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong with Raymond Hull. They suggest that people will tend to be promoted until they reach their "position of maximum incompetence". History The same experience was described as early as 1767 by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing in his comedy Minna von Barnhelm (3, 7): “Mehr als Wachtmeister zu werden? Peter Principle
Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Selected Article © 1999 by the American Psychological Association For personal use only--not for distribution December 1999 Vol. 77, No. 6, 1121-1134 Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments Justin Kruger and David Dunning Department of Psychology Cornell University
Dunning–Kruger effect The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than is accurate. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude. Actual competence may weaken self-confidence, as competent individuals may falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding. David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University conclude, "the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others".
Bozonet: A draft | Research Enterprise Why is innovation in innovation management so difficult? One explanation that has been developing in my mind involves what I call the “bozonet”. A bozonet is a largely inexpert social network incapable of distinguishing expertise from non-expertise. A bozonet is unsure of the future as a consequence of lacking experience with which to anticipate that future. A bozonet represents itself as standard practice based on ubiquity of like seeming practice, and is ready to claim positions of authority and prestige though ill suited for them, using organized appearances and plausible deniability to shift attention from what doesn’t work.
Article 60- Beware of Skilled Incompetence #60 from R&D Innovator Volume 2, Number 10 October 1993 Beware of Skilled Incompetence by Chris Argyris, Ph.D. Dr. Argyris is James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Organizational Behavior at the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Vogon The Vogons are a fictional alien race from the planet Vogsphere in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams, who are responsible for the destruction of the Earth, in order to facilitate an intergalactic highway construction project. Vogons are slug-like but vaguely humanoid, are bulkier than humans, and have green skin. Vogons are described as mindlessly bureaucratic, aggressive, having "as much sex appeal as a road accident" and the writers of "the third worst poetry in the universe".
Strictly Ballroom Strictly Ballroom is a 1992 Australian romantic comedy film directed and co-written by Baz Luhrmann and produced by M&A Productions, Miramax, and Touchstone Pictures (for the direct-to-video release in North America). The film is the first installment in The Red Curtain Trilogy, Luhrmann's trilogy of theatre-motif-related films; the follow-ups were Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!. The film was based on a stage play originally developed by Luhrmann and others while he was studying at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney in the mid-1980s, and which was later expanded for a successful season at Sydney's Wharf Theatre in 1988. Plot
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Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions (9780061353239): Dan Ariely
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in the Markets and in Life (9781587990717): Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Simpson's paradox Simpson's paradox for continuous data: a positive trend appears for two separate groups (blue and red), a negative trend (black, dashed) appears when the data are combined. In probability and statistics, Simpson's paradox, or the Yule–Simpson effect, is a paradox in which a trend that appears in different groups of data disappears when these groups are combined, and the reverse trend appears for the aggregate data. This result is often encountered in social-science and medical-science statistics, and is particularly confounding when frequency data are unduly given causal interpretations. Simpson's Paradox disappears when causal relations are brought into consideration.
Outliers: The Story of Success (9780316017923): Malcolm Gladwell
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Send in the Clowns Meaning of title The "clowns" in the title do not refer to circus clowns. Instead, they symbolize fools, as Sondheim explained in a 1990 interview: I get a lot of letters over the years asking what the title means and what the song's about; I never thought it would be in any way esoteric.
Stealers Wheel Lyrics, Stuck in the Middle With You Lyrics by Stealers Wheel. From Reservoir Dogs. Well I don't know why I came here tonight, I got the feeling that something ain't right, I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair, And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs, Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, here I am, Stuck in the middle with you. Yes I'm stuck in the middle with you, And I'm wondering what it is I should do, It's so hard to keep this smile from my face, Losing control, yeah, I'm all over the place, Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.
Austin Lounge Lizards - "The most laughable band in show business"
One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern. Frankfurt, H.G.: On Bullshit.
The Management Myth: Why the Experts Keep Getting it Wrong (9780393065534): Matthew Stewart
I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot [Dilbert] (9780836251821): Scott Adams
How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In (9780977326419): Jim Collins
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Manga Edition: An Illustrated Leadership Fable (9780470823385): Patrick M. Lencioni, Kensuke Okabayashi
Meetings, Bloody Meetings | John Cleese Training Video | Meetings, Bloody Meetings: DVD & CD-ROM Key Features 30-minute DVD video Video purchase comes with DVD, meeting break video, course leader’s guide, participant worksheets on disk, Powerpoint slides/OHPs on disk and self-study workbook on disk, English or French versions. Product Description
Why Most Published Research Findings Are False
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Aliens Cause Global Warming: A Caltech Lecture by Michael Crichton "As far as we know, Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park, is an evolutionist, however many of his crticisms of mainstream science and it's political, bullying nature are the same ones we've tried to make on these pages...webmaster Caltech Michelin Lecture January 17, 2003
State of Fear (9780066214139): Michael Crichton
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